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Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 23
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
As we spiral further toward the end of the Mayan calendar, Tröegs is brewing up a special beer to commemorate the expiration of planet Earth. Celebrate the countdown to extinction and raise a goblet of this colossal Russian Imperial Stout as we plummet into oblivion. If your tongue doesn’t disintegrate as a result of the birthday party cheesecake jellybean BOOM, it most certainly will wreak major havoc on your taste buds. ¿Impending Descent? is as enormous, face-melting, and palate-numbing as it sounds. If there ever was a last beer to enjoy before the apocalypse, this is it!

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 12-12-2012)
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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into tulip. Thanks Josh!

A: Pours black and viscous with a dense finger of mocha colored head that slowly faded into a faint collar.
S: Huge and rich notes of deep dark malt, dark chocolate, sweet fudge brownie, leather, and maybe a hint of dark fruit. Very rich smelling but there is not a trace of alcohol to be found.
T: Follows the nose with potent flavors of lightly bitter dark chocolate, sweet fudge, deep roasted malt, and dark leather. I get notes of blackberry and dark fruits in the finish, and the aftertaste is full of lingering chocolate and roast.
M: Huge full body, viscous and extremely chewy mouthfeel, and very airy and frothy carbonation that bubbles up in my mouth after each sip. No trace of alcohol burn, almost no bitterness. Very smooth and decadent.
O: I was pleasantly surprised by how good this one was. Nothing the most complex stout, but it doesn’t have anything off putting to me. I never had it fresh, but after couple years in the bottle this is drinking perfectly. Thanks again StormKing47.

scottfrie, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Fakexican, Monday at 09:53 PM
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4.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sample caught me off guard. Went back with my growler. Wow. Amazing. Went back again for a case. Draft was better, but going to enjoy this as it ages.

nismo80, Friday at 03:58 AM
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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into my Lost Abbey glass she goes.

Pitch black and syrupy, topped by one inch of mocha-colored fizz.

Short ribs. Smoky meat, tangy barbecue sauce, a touch of soy. Bitter cocoa, lots of alcohol.

More chocolates here. Cocoa nibs meet smoke and a hint of metallic tang, then give way to bits of vanilla and date. Flashes pf teriyaki. The swallow brings the bitter, both from spicy hops and torched malt. Smooth finish.

Medium body, good silky quality. Fizzy as it moves. Hot on the tongue from booze.

A little boozy. Very heavy in flavor. A big, black beast.

Phelps, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Scratch Beer 83 - 2012 (¿Impending Descent?) from Tröegs Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.